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Full Name: Jesse Cail Burkett Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 8"/155 First Game: April 22, 1890
Birthdate: December 4, 1868 Final Game: October 7, 1905
Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia MLB Experience: 16 years
Died: May 27, 1953
Deathplace: Worcester, Massachusetts
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946


Biography

Jesse Burkett (Jesse Cail Burkett) was born on December 4, 1868 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He made his Major League debut on April 22, 1890 for the New York Giants. In 1890, his rookie year, he hit .309 with 4 home runs and 60 RBI. Burkett played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns and Boston Americans over the course of his 16 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Jesse Burkett's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1896, when he stole 34 bases, hit for a .410 average and knocked in 72 runs. However, others believe that it was 1895, when he stole 41 bases, hit for a .409 average and knocked in 83 runs.

Burkett was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1890 NY N 101 401 67 124 4 60 .309 .366 .461 23 13 33 52 3 0 14 0 0
1891 CLE N 40 167 29 45 0 13 .269 .358 .359 7 4 23 19 0 0 1 0 0
1892 CLE N 145 608 119 167 6 66 .275 .348 .375 15 14 67 59 1 0 36 0 0
1893 CLE N 125 511 145 178 6 82 .348 .459 .491 25 15 98 23 7 0 39 0 0
1894 CLE N 125 523 138 187 8 94 .358 .447 .509 27 14 84 27 1 10 28 0 0
1895 CLE N 131 550 153 225 5 83 .409 .486 .524 22 13 74 31 8 7 41 0 0
1896 CLE N 133 586 160 240 6 72 .410 .461 .541 27 16 49 19 7 5 34 0 0
1897 CLE N 127 517 129 198 2 60 .383 .468 .476 28 7 76 0 7 10 28 0 0
1898 CLE N 150 624 114 213 0 42 .341 .415 .399 18 9 69 0 9 4 19 0 0
1899 STL N 141 558 116 221 7 71 .396 .463 .500 21 8 67 0 2 8 25 0 0
1900 STL N 141 559 88 203 7 68 .363 .429 .474 11 15 62 0 3 19 32 0 0
1901 STL N 142 601 142 226 10 75 .376 .440 .509 20 15 59 0 10 3 27 0 0
1902 STL A 138 553 97 169 5 52 .306 .390 .418 29 9 71 0 5 7 23 0 0
1903 STL A 132 515 73 151 3 40 .293 .361 .377 20 7 52 0 3 4 17 0 0
1904 STL A 147 575 72 156 2 27 .271 .363 .343 15 10 78 0 5 3 12 0 0
1905 BOS A 148 573 78 147 4 47 .257 .339 .344 12 13 67 0 4 10 13 0 0
Total NL 1501 6205 1400 2227 61 786 .359 .434 .474 244 143 761 230 58 66 324 0 0
Total AL 565 2216 320 623 14 166 .281 .363 .370 76 39 268 0 17 24 65 0 0
Total 2066 8421 1720 2850 75 952 .338 .415 .446 320 182 1029 230 75 90 389 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1890 NY N P 21 0 0 2 33 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .921
1890 NY N OF 90 0 0 108 23 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 .824
1891 CLE N OF 40 0 0 53 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .892
1892 CLE N OF 145 0 0 271 20 31 7 0 0 0 0 0 .904
1893 CLE N OF 125 0 0 239 19 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 .849
1894 CLE N OF 125 0 0 242 17 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 .915
1894 CLE N P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1895 CLE N OF 131 0 0 273 17 38 4 0 0 0 0 0 .884
1896 CLE N OF 133 0 0 269 18 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1897 CLE N OF 127 0 0 226 18 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1898 CLE N OF 150 0 0 268 17 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1899 STL N OF 140 0 0 296 20 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1899 STL N 2B 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .714
1900 STL N OF 141 0 0 337 17 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 .934
1901 STL N OF 142 0 0 307 17 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1902 STL A P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1902 STL A 3B 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 STL A SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 STL A OF 137 0 0 300 17 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 .924
1903 STL A OF 132 0 0 230 10 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1904 STL A OF 147 0 0 266 24 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1905 BOS A OF 148 0 0 276 11 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
Total OF 2053 0 0 3961 270 383 62 0 0 0 0 0 .917
Total 2B 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .714
Total P 23 0 0 2 33 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .921
Total 3B 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1890 NY N 21 14 3 10 5.57 82 123 73 6 0 0 118 134 3 92 0 16 0
1894 CLE N 1 0 0 0 4.50 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 6 0 1 0 0 0
1902 STL A 1 0 0 1 9.00 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0
Total NL 22 14 3 10 5.53 82 125 75 6 0 0 122 140 3 93 0 16 0
Total AL 1 0 0 1 9.00 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0
Total 23 14 3 11 5.56 84 129 76 6 0 0 123 144 3 94 0 16 0

Transactions

  • Granted to league by Indianapolis Hoosiers with Charley Bassett, Henry Boyle, Dick Buckley, Jerry Denny, Ed Eiteljorge, Pretzels Getzien, Jack Glasscock, Paul Hines, Amos Rusie and Pete Sommers (March 22, 1890).
  • Obtained from league by New York Giants with Charley Bassett, Henry Boyle, Dick Buckley, Jerry Denny, Jack Glasscock, Amos Rusie and Pete Sommers (March 22, 1890).
  • Sold by New York Giants to Cleveland Spiders (February, 1891).
  • Assigned to St. Louis Perfectos by Cleveland Spiders with Frank Bates, Harry Blake, Jimmy Burke, Cupid Childs, Lou Criger, Nig Cuppy, Emmet Heidrick, Cowboy Jones, Pete McBride, Ed McKean, Jack O'Connor, Jack Powell, Ossee Schreckengost, Patsy Tebeau, Bobby Wallace and Zeke Wilson (March 29, 1899).
  • Traded by St. Louis Browns to Boston Americans in exchange for George Stone and cash (December 26, 1904).

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